Company has developed test for 'rape drugs'

22nd February 2008, Comments 0 comments

Medical company Biosource Diagnostics will soon be launching a product on the market that café and nightclub goers can use to test their drink for GHB and ketamine.

22 February 2008

EINDHOVEN – Medical company Biosource Diagnostics will soon be launching a product on the market that café and nightclub goers can use to test their drink for GHB and ketamine, popularly known as 'date rape drugs.'

A spokesperson for the company said this on Friday in response to a report in the Eindhoven Dagblad. The test has been recently available in a number of cafes in Eindhoven.

Last year police in the city warned the public about GHB because there seemed to be a marked increase in the number of cases in which people had been drugged with the substance.

A few drops of a contaminated drink will produce a dark blue colour on the strip developed by Biosource Diagnostics. The spokesperson says that the test works for beer, soft drinks and breezers, but not for wine, milk and viscous drinks like some liqueurs.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]

Subject: Dutch news

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